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Ever wondered what goes on at our historic Boston Lodge workshops? 

Well wonder no more… as we have a series of ‘Behind the Scenes – Capital Works’ tours taking place over the coming months!

Our experienced Heritage Project Manager will take you on a fascinating tour around Boston Lodge explaining progress to date on the restoration work of both listed and new buildings.  It is an opportunity to find out more about how the site is being developed for the future whilst preserving the past.

Don’t take our word for it, here are some recent reviews of these tours:

“It was a great experience full of detail about the past, present, and future of this heritage site.”

“Loved the pictures to help visualise. The guide was brilliant”

“It was brilliant and very interesting”

“We really enjoyed it, the guide’s knowledge and delivery was terrific”

These tours are free but must be booked. If you wish to attend a Behind the Scenes Capital Works tour please contact James Kindberg ( and specify which date you are interested in.

What do I need to know before I come?

Boston Lodge is a working engineering site with rails and uneven surfaces throughout, often muddy in places and this is combined with frequent vehicle and train movements. For safety reasons it is therefore only suitable for people who are fully mobile without assistance and who’s sight is sufficient for them to see dangers themselves. Please watch this safety briefing before booking as it will help you understand what the site is like.

Unless specifically advertised all workshops and tours are for adults (16+).

We are hoping to film some of our tours and make them available on the website so those who cannot attend because the site is unsuitable for them will be able to find out more online.

Getting here

The workshop/tour will start at Boston Lodge. Parking is very limited here so if you can share a car please do.  For safety reasons please access from the Porthmadog direction. You must STOP at the un-barriered crossing and check for trains before entering the car park.

What to wear

Please wear warm clothes and bring a waterproof, the weather can be unpredictable. Please wear stout, preferably leather, walking boots. Absolutely no sandals or trainers.